The Way Between the Worlds (The View from the Mirror #4)
Rulke of the Charon: Is he truly the Great Betrayer or the last victim of a crime so terrible that its horror has tainted all of human history?
Karan of Gothryme: Can she forge a bridge between worlds or will the attempt be the path to her own destruction?
Llian the Chronicler: His ambition to find the lost Great Tale cost him his honor-will his resolve...more
It made me question what was right, what was wrong, who was evil, who was good. There is no 'bad side' and 'good side', where the go...more
His descriptions were sometimes quite extraordinary and I found myself so astonished at his choice of phrase that I found it det...more
Throughout most of the series, I felt like there was way too much going on, and it felt the same through this book. Most of these books probably could have been shortened by 200 pages, and reduced some of the lengthy plot and backstory in order to make it feel less like swimming through mud.
The ending of this book was rather shocking- usually I enjoy a different, rather sad ending, but in a way it also felt...more
I also love how it's not happily ever after for everyone, that the story manages to have a streak or realism in the fantasy based novel.
So why only four stars? Because I missed... that intangible something, a bit of subtlety, a bit of empathy, a bit of eloquence. You could say that it's my bias as a female reader against a male author but I don't think so, there are plenty of male authors who absolutely master the "impersonal personal touch"...more
The plotling has throughout the whole series been original and ever changing, this has not changed. The reader can be sure of nothing until those two amazing words "The End" stops it all. Until then everything is in flux and the unsuspecting rea...more
Ian’s latest book is Rebellion, Book 2 of a new epic fantasy trilogy The Tainted Realm, published in Australia in October 2012, and in the UK and US in ear...more